Story of God Bible Commentary
Lissa M. Wray Beal
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  • 9780310139690
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  • October 22, 2019
  • Biblical Studies, Old Testament

About the Authors

Lissa M. Wray Beal

Lissa M. Wray Beal

PhD, University of St. Michael’s College

Lissa M. Wray Beal is professor of Old Testament and Department Chair of Bible & Theology at Providence Theological Seminary in Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada. She is coeditor of Prophets, Prophecy, and Ancient Israelite Historiography and author of The Deuteronomist's Prophet, 1 & 2 Kings in the Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series, and Joshua in The Story of God Bible Commentary.


A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike.

Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's story:

  • LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible's grand story
  • EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting
  • LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students

The Joshua commentary by scholar and professor Lissa M. Wray Beal, explains and illuminates each passage of the book in light of the Bible's overarching grand story. Wray Beal offers an engaging and probing introduction to the entire book of Joshua, guiding learners in creatively and faithfully living out its messages in today's context. 

Overall, this text breathes life into each passage of the book, examined in its canonical and historical setting, in order to foster discernment in living God's story faithfully and creatively with and for the church in the twenty-first century.

Praise for SGBC:

"The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God's grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today." - Andy Stanley

"An extremely valuable and long overdue series." - Graeme Goldsworthy

"Pastors and lay people will welcome this new series." - Daniel I. Block

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments

  • The Story of God Bible Commentary Series

  • Abbreviations

  • Introduction to Joshua

  • Resources for Teaching and Preaching

    • 1. Joshua 1:1–18
    • 2. Joshua 2:1–24
    • 3. Joshua 3:1–5:1
    • 4. Joshua 5:2–12
    • 5. Joshua 5:13–6:27
    • 6. Joshua 7:1–26
    • 7. Joshua 8:1–29
    • 8. Joshua 8:30–35
    • 9. Joshua 9:1–27
    • 10. Joshua 10:1–43
    • 11. Joshua 11:1–23
    • 12. Joshua 12:1–24
    • 13. Introduction: Joshua 13:1–21:45
    • 14. Joshua 13:1–33
    • 15. Joshua 14:1–15:63
    • 16. Joshua 16:1–17:18
    • 17. Joshua 18:1–19:51
    • 18. Joshua 20:1–9
    • 19. Joshua 21:1–45
    • 20. Joshua 22:1–34
    • 21. Joshua 23:1–16
    • 22. Joshua 24:1–33

  • Scripture Index

  • Subject Index

  • Author Index


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